The advice on -collapse- repeats mine.
The syntax of -egen, mean()- is
egen <newvar> = mean(<exp>)
so that a new variable name must be used,
and the parentheses must be in the right
place.
Whether the corrected advice is good
depends on what is wanted, but putting
a mean in an entire variable is only
a good idea if a new variable is needed
for a later purpose. Otherwise, -tabstat-
or -summarize- would suffice.
Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
White, Justin
> If you want to use the collapse command, you would have to
> write it like
> this:
> collapse (mean) q92as q92bs q92csq92ds q92esq92fsq92gs
> q92hsq92is q92js
> q92ks
>
> If you don't want to loose the original data set, try the
> egen command.
> For example:
>
> egen q92as = (mean) q92as
Nick Cox
> The report "not working" is too vague to discuss.
>
> However, I can guess what went wrong from your
> point of view. What you asked for is not what
> you want.
>
> Once you -collapse- once, you have lost your original
> dataset. As you want several means, only one -collapse-
> is needed, mentioning several variables.
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> buddyb
>
> > I'm running STATA 8.2
> >
> > I am trying to get a stacked column of means for
> > several variables (q92as q92bs q92cs q92ds q92es q92fs
> > q92gs q92hs q92is q92js q92ks)
> >
> > This is what I'm wrote, but it's not working...does
> > anyone have any ideas?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > keep resp q92as q92bs q92cs q92ds q92es q92fs q92gs
> > q92hs q92is q92js q92ks
> >
> > drop resp
> >
> > collapse (mean) q92as
> > collapse (mean) q92bs
> > collapse (mean) q92cs
> > collapse (mean) q92ds
> > collapse (mean) q92es
> > collapse (mean) q92fs
> > collapse (mean) q92gs
> > collapse (mean) q92hs
> > collapse (mean) q92is
> > collapse (mean) q92js
> > collapse (mean) q92ks
> >
> >
> >
> > stack q92as q92bs q92cs q92ds q92es q92fs q92gs q92hs
> > q92is q92js q92ks, into (Score)
> >
> > Table Score
>
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